Oh ! great now is Zhou. / We ascend the high hills, / Both those that are long and narrow, and the lofty mountains [...] Cf. Shijing 296
The Master said, "Extreme is my decay. For a long time, I have not dreamed, as I was wont to do, that I saw the duke of [...] Cf. Lunyu 155
Ta Yu / Possession in Great Measure / Fire in heaven above: The image of POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE. Thus the [...] Cf. Yijing 14
Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting. / How come they to be so? It is because they do not foster their own lives; / [...] Cf. Daodejing 7
Where a yellow river climbs to the white clouds, / Near the one city-wall among ten-thousand-foot mountains, / [...] Cf. Tangshi 316
The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals. Hence his [...] Cf. Sunzi 71
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